6

openSUSE 11.3 minicom permission denied with usb serial adapter

view full story
linux-howto

http://forums.opensuse.org – Hi, I have a usb serial adapter and was happily using minicom with it under openSUSE 11.2. I've upgraded to openSUSE 11.3 and I can only use minicom with this serial adapter as root. I had previously had problems writing to /var/lock under openSUSE 11.2 which I worked around by changing the minicom config to use /tmp as its lock file location. Unfortunately my laptop doesn't have a built in serial port so I can't tell if its a general problem or something specific to the /dev/ttyUSB0 device. This is the output I get when I run minicom with my regular user (Distributions)